News: Safety at sea

Information in view of new coronavirus 2019-nCoV

The Swedish Coast Guard is the national point of contact for shipping and is responsible for accepting and reviewing advance notifications for border control and maritime security. In view of the spread of the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV, the obligations of captains to report any suspected infection aboard their ships are emphasised.

Vessels exempted from reporting obligation to Swedish Coast Guard

As a result of the Swedish Maritime Administration’s update of Maritime Single Window on 5 October, a new function will be available for portal users. Now an active selection is to be made specifying whether the vessel has a reporting obligation to the Swedish Coast Guard or not.